Erika was born in Angola, and at the age of 14 she moved to Portugal. She graduated from the Dental Medical Faculty of the University of Lisbon in 1999 as a Dental Hygienist. She worked for 12 years for the Portuguese Government, where she gained experience with nervous patients, children and vulnerable people.
Erika has been working in general dental practice in Nottingham, Northampton, Derby and Leicester since 2015. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her two children. She also enjoys reading, gardening and painting.